Lead: During World War I, the largest military amphibious landing up to that time, took place on the Gallipoli. At the heart of the attack were troops from Anzac.

                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content:  In early 1915, the Allies cast their strategic eyes on the Dardenelles,  the vital waterway running between European and eastern Turkey. The Allies wanted take the strait and Constantinople, the Turkish capital, so as to control navigation between the Mediterranean and Black Seas, to open a sea route to Russia which was being pressed by Turkish forces advancing in the Caucasus region and perhaps to divert German forces which were beating up the French and British on the western front and Russia in the east.